Day in history for September 4, 2005

1855 -- 150 years ago
The plank road bridge across Rock River is now open for public travel. Our citizens will be glad to learn that the crossing on all the bridges to Camden Mills is now perfectly safe.

1880 -- 125 years ago
City Attorney Corbett will be one of the speakers at the Milan Democratic meeting on Saturday.

1905 -- 100 years ago
J.B. Ingalls, for 8 years manager of the jewelry department for L.S. McCabe And Co., has decided to embark in the jewelry business in Rock Island on his own. He has leased the store room at 1707 2nd Ave.

1930 -- 75 years ago
A caravan of 12 automobiles joined the Moline Association of Commerce good will tour yesterday to the Aledo fair, where more than 100 Moline residents celebrated Moline day.

1955 -- 50 years ago
An old Davenport landmark, the site of the former Kaiserhof Hotel at 214 W. River St., will soon be razed to make room for two parking lots.

1980 -- 25 years ago
No. 11638, a 38-year-old twin-engine C-45 airplane assigned to the Army Armament Material Readiness Command at Rock Island Arsenal, is the oldest aircraft in the active Army. After flying millions of miles, the World War II vintage plane is being retired today.

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1864 — 150 years ago: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.






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